Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

April 19, 2007 11:12 ET

Good Earth Supports Green Energy with Wind-Powered Coffee

Celebrate Earth Day with a Cup of Wind-Powered Coffee

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Lifestyle Editor CALGARY/ALBERTA/EARTH DAY ANNOUNCEMENT--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2007) - Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery, a Calgary-based business; and The Pembina Institute, a non profit environmental organization, invite Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton coffee lovers to celebrate Earth Day with a wind-powered organic coffee from any of the twelve Good Earth coffeehouses. No, it does not come with a mini-wind turbine -- it is how the coffee was made in the café that makes it wind-powered - and therefore taking direct action on climate change, one coffee at a time.

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery calculated all energy use of coffee brewers, coffee grinders and espresso machines per year, and purchased renewable energy certificates equal to that amount from The Pembina Institute's Wind Power Program.

Good Earth has purchased 308 Megawatt hours of wind power for coffee-related equipment. It would take 188,496 kg of coal to produce this much energy. Producing 308 MWh of wind power reduces 123.2 tonnes of GHGs, which has the same environmental benefits as planting 693 trees, or not driving 494,956 km, or taking 29 cars off the road.

Nan Eskenazi, Good Earth Founder, explains their company's motivation to purchase wind power, "When we see to what is happening in the world today, how can we sit back and not take action? Supporting Wind Power is one way we, as a company, and our customers can step up to the plate and do something! It is simple. It's effective. And it is one more step toward sustainability for us as a business, for our community, for our planet."

The Wind-Powered Coffee Program is part of Good Earth's ongoing program of Environmental Initiatives. On Earth Day 2005 the company launched their private label 100% Organic and Shade Grown coffee… possibly the first chain of coffeehouses in Canada to completely convert to organics.

To find out more about the wind power program, check out or call The Pembina Institute at 269-3344 X 117.

For more information contact:
Alex Day, Development Associate
The Pembina Institute
Tel: 403.269.3344 Ext. 117
Nan Eskenazi, Good Earth Cafes Ltd.
Tel: 403-294-9330 ext13


Contact Information

  • Nan Eskenazi, Co-Founder, Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery
    Primary Phone: 403-294-9330 ext. 13
    Secondary Phone: 403-852-1894
    Toll-Free: 888-294-9330